Wednesday, April 19, 2017
The Lucky Few by Heather Avis
Finding God's Best in the Most Unlikely Places
God, Adoption, Down Syndrome, Love are a few of the themes that carry through in this book. Many things come to mind when you hear these words and rather than confuse a book review and a blog post, I may actually do a blog post in the next little while addressing some of those thoughts. So stay tuned for that.
This is the story of Josh and Heather Avis and their journey through adoption. Not just normal adoption, but the adoption of two special needs children with heart defects who needed open heart surgery. Their middle child, Truly, did not have special needs as far as Down Syndrome, but she was a wide open, energetic, wild and free child, so she kept them very busy as well.
It's the story of saying yes to God and having your lives forever changed. I really liked the emphasis on saying yes to God and being willing to do what He calls you to do.
Another thing I appreciated was the open honesty that Heather expressed in the book. One area where I think she was vulnerable was in her relationship with her middle child, Truly. She didn't have the warm, fuzzy feelings for Truly and it bothered her, but she chose to love in action and that love ran much deeper than any warm, fuzzy feelings ever could. She was open and honest with this and I believe she can be a big help to other mothers who can struggle with similar feelings.
I would recommend this book to anyone looking to know what God can do with a yes even if it seems wild and crazy and overwhelming.
This book was given me by Book Look Bloggers. I was not required to write a positive review.
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